Designed for applications requiring high flow in an extremely compact package, especially in the medical, automotive, and business equipment markets, the new durable, oil-less Model 1420 pump achieves higher flows than conventional standard diaphragm pumps of the same physical size. The pump measures 3.41 inches long × 1.16 inches wide × 2.96 inches high, and weighs .485 lbs. Flow is rated at 6.0 to 11.0 lpm, when the heads are in parallel configuration, and up to 5.5 lpm in series configuration. The maximum pressure rating is 1 bar, and the maximum vacuum rating is 23 inches Hg. The Model 1420 pump is available in both 12 and 24V dc versions and incorporates long-life EPDM (ethylene-propylene rubber) diaphragms and valves.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.